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Matriculant Center

As a current scholar in the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP), you must reapply annually for continued scholarship support (no more than 4 years of scholarship total). This page describes the renewal procedure.

Renewal Criteria
To be eligible for a renewed scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time student for the upcoming academic year at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution.
  • Have a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or be ranked within the top 5% of your class. 
  • Receive a favorable recommendation from your university mentor and your NIH summer research lab supervisor. 
  • Demonstrate your continued commitment to a biomedical research career by preparing three personal statements assessing the benefits you've received from the UGSP, your progress this academic year, and your goals for the next academic year.

All renewals will be contingent upon your completing the entire summer program and receiving a favorable assessment of your participation in the summer program from your NIH laboratory mentor.

Renewal applications must be received by July 24, 2011. All applicants for renewal to the UGSP must also file for other Federal and University Financial Aid.


Renewal Application Materials (Matriculate Applications)